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Thought the Cocker Spaniel lovers amongst you may like this little story..

I have long admired this photo of Jim’s Mum and Dad – who were married during WWII. Arthur and Kath are pictured here with a Cocker Spaniel bitch - Sally of Billingbear who was the granddaughter of Exquisite Model of Ware.  Owned by Mr H. S. Lloyd,   Exquisite Model of Ware was Crufts BIS 1938 and 1939.  At the time of her marriage Kath was ‘in service’ to the Buckley family who owned Sally and was very fond of her.  When recounting her wedding day Kath would always share her memories of ‘Sally of Billingbear the grand-daughter of the Exquisite Model of Ware’....

 

 

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Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on October 23, 2011 at 1:26am
Wonderful piece of history, and the " of Ware" Cockers were super.Many thanks for posting.
Comment by Angela Roberts on October 23, 2011 at 5:37am

Lovely picture and story

 

Comment by Chantal McIlveen-Wright on October 23, 2011 at 5:43am
Great and beautiful story!!!  Pity I do not have one picture like that ... I may consider to marry again :-)
Comment by Nardi Rowe on October 24, 2011 at 12:02am
Wonderful to get a glimpse into a bygone era.  Lovely photo and story.  Thanks for sharing it.

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